Itchy Scalp – A Common Complaint

Relief For an Itchy Scalp

If you suffer from an itchy scalp, you’ve likely seen the plethora of self-help articles available online offering a variety of at-home remedies. Unfortunately, the majority of those articles don’t cover all of the reasons you might have an itchy scalp, and therefore do not offer relief to everyone looking for it.

One major factor to consider when it comes to any skin condition is the health of your digestive system. Your skin is actually an extension of your digestive system, so if you’re experiencing a skin problem, you’re likely also experiencing a digestive problem.

For more on the digestive system/skin connection, read this great article from Mind Body Green.

“Among other functions, our digestive system is the main place where we absorb nutrients from our foods, as well as the main place where we dispel toxins through elimination. If the digestive system isn’t working optimally, breakouts, eczema, redness and dull skin can ensue.”

Itchy Scalp Relief Through Digestive Health

If you think your itchy scalp could be related to an unhealthy digestive system, we have a couple of great products to bring you back to better health.

Delpro ProbioticsProbiotics are one of the first supplements anyone looking to heal their digestive system should reach for. A healthy microbiome is key to gut health. One of our most popular and effective probiotic supplement is Delpro by Pure Research Products. It has an active count of 10 billion cells, and also contains Pure Research Products’ Del-Immune for immune system support.

Health Consult at Long Natural HealthIf you think your digestive system could be the culprit, but you’re not sure, a great option for you is Dr Loomis‰’ Enzyme Formulations 24 Hr UA Kit with an optional consult with Timothy Long. In doing this personalized analysis, you are able to determine any enzyme, digestive, diet, mineral and nutritional support that may be needed. You’ll receive a full pathology screening that includes kidney function and much more. If you choose to include the health consultation, that can be done by phone, via Skype, or Facetime.

If you’re not concerned about your digestive function, or you want immediate relief from the itching you’re experiencing, we have another approach for you. You’ve likely read the suggestion to apply oil to your scalp. This advice can vary when it comes to the type of oil you use, but at LNH, we believe oregano essential oil diluted in coconut oil is the best way to go.

Oregano oil for itchy scalp

Oils for an Itchy Scalp

Both oils are healing and nourishing to the skin, and have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities that make them ideal for addressing an issue such as dandruff and irritation.  You can get both oregano oil and coconut oil of the highest quality at LNH.

The oregano essential oil is part of the Premier Research Labs line, which means you know you can trust it’s of the purest form. It’s mildly diluted in olive oil and is so pure that you can even take it internally. See the bottle for instructions on internal use.

The unrefined, solvent-free coconut oil we stock comes from Quality First International. QFI is a family-owned business that not only focuses on the quality of their products, but the environmental impact as well. Their virgin coconut oil is available in three sizes: 15 oz, 30 oz, and 1 gallon. Click here to shop all three sizes.

Supplementation for Overall Skin Health

Finally, you may want to address your itchy scalp by addressing the overall health of your skin through supplementation. We have several products available specifically formulated for skin health. See Dermaven by Premier Research Labs. To browse all the products we carry to help improve your skin, visit our online store now!